"Change Partners" as written by and Stills....
All of the ladies attending the ball
Are requested to gaze in the faces
Found on the dance cards

Please then remember
And don't get to close
To one special one
He will take your defenses and run.

So we change partners
Time to change partners
You must change partners
Again

This is how most of our ladies grew up
At the country club dances
They learned how to handle the boys

Gently but firmly
They learned to say no
There were four more young men
Who were waiting in the color and the noise.

So we change partners
Time to change partners
You must change partners
Again

All of the ladies attending the ball
Are requested to gaze in the faces
Found on the dance cards

Please then remember
And follow your list
'Cause the dear things get hurt
And the broken hearts make you feel.

So we change partners
Time to change partners
You must change partners
Again


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    My InterpretationI think on the surface this is a throwback to the early 20th c. or even earlier in theme and story. But it's really about the change from monogamy to serial monogamy or multiple patrners that occurred with greater effect in the 1960s and 70s. The country club dance is a metaphor for general society and romance. Relationships won't last - eventually it will be time to change partners .. again. It is typical of Stills to have an actual story that is also a metaphorical comment.
    MarionDiablitoon March 15, 2018   Link

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